Manifesto for Maternal Health: Highlights From Jhpiego

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 10, 2014November 14, 2016By: Natalie Ramm, Communications Coordinator, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health InitiativeClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Continuing the celebration of the one-year anniversary of the “Manifesto for Maternal Health,” this post showcases the work of Jhpiego to improve global maternal health.USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), led by Jhpiego, has enabled more than 1.5 million deliveries with a skilled birth attendant over five years (in accordance with point four in the manifesto), and more than 953,000 women to receive active management of the third stage of labor. Their efforts have brought postpartum hemorrhage programs to 30 new countries, and introduced pre-eclampsia/eclampsia prevention and treatment in another 15.MCHIP has also expanded postnatal and essential newborn care in 13 countries (point nine in the manifesto), and Kangaroo Mother Care for low birth weight infants in another 24. Their efforts have helped bring the Helping Babies Breathe program to 25 new countries, and deliver antibiotic treatment to more than 309,000 newborns.Additionally, more than 3.6 million women received counseling on family planning as part of integrated essential care services at MCHIP-supported health facilities over the last five years. Key Resources:Newborn healthEssential Obstetric and Newborn Care Toolkit (maternal health, too)Kangaroo Mother Care Implementation GuideMaternal healthAdvance Distribution of Misoprostol for Self- Administration: Expanding Coverage for the Prevention of Postpartum HemorrhagePPH Prevention and Management toolkitPre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia: Prevention, Detection and Management toolkitPlease join the conversation! Tell us about your work to improve maternal health over the past year and how it relates to the calls to action from the manifesto. Send an email to Kate Mitchell or Natalie Ramm or join the dialogue on Twitter using the hashtag #MHmanifesto and help us celebrate the anniversary of the manifesto for maternal health!Share this:last_img

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